Agricultural Sciences Education & Communication

2014 Townsend Communication in Agriculture Winners


Writing Competition

Students chose to write about a certain aspect of the agriculture industry to submit for the Writing Excellence Competition. Entries had to be at least 750 words and could be developed specifically for this competition or a piece written for a past assignment for a class.

Townsend Winners Writing Competition
1st Place
Rebecca Smith
Animal Sciences
Title: "Life Anew"
2nd Place
Ethan Hall
Agribusiness Management
Title: "The Difference a Suitcase Can Make"
3rd Place
Madison Wurster
Pre-Veterinary Medicine
Title: "Alternative Solutions"

Presentational Speaking

Students were asked to create a presentation on an agriculture-based topic of their choice. This 6-7 minute presentation was recorded using Present.Me ©, a cloud-based program. The presentation included a video of the student presenting his/her material, which was also synced to a series of Power Point slides.

Townsend Winners Presentational Speaking
Andrew Johnson 1st Place
Andrew Johnson
Agribusiness Management
Presentation Title: "Not Your Grandfather's Farm"
2nd Place
Cole Smith
Agribusiness Finance
Presentation Title: "One Family's Change from Traditional Agriculture to Value Added Products"
3rd Place
Katie Carroll
Agribusiness Marketing
Presentation Title: "Biotechnology: The Solution to the Challenges Facing American Agriculture"